New York City Not for Tourists
Not for Tourists Guide to New York City 2011, half anti-guidebook, half urban manual, is the ultimate little black book. Packing it all in and showing where to get the best bagels, catch a movie, find local supermarkets and ATMs, and the bars that show sports. Whether you've called New York your home for decades or just arrived last night, you ignore at your peril this new 2010 edition with its caustic neighbourhood summaries and refreshing, politically incorrect descriptions. Written by New Yorkers for New Yorkers, NFT presents the city along with its good, its bad and its downright hideous. In nearly 500 pages of glorious content, the pocket-sized survival handbook features simply everywhere, from the Financial District and Chinatown to Long Island City and the Bronx, as well as covering Parks, Sports, Transport, and Arts & Entertainment. Designed for street-savvy New Yorkers, commuters, business travellers and yes, tourists, NFT New York City includes a highly graphical map for every neighbourhood featured. User-friendly map icons highlight everything from coffee shops, supermarkets, liquor stores and libraries, to hardware stores, bike shops, car rentals and 24-hour pharmacies. So if you're meeting friends in an unfamiliar part of the city or find yourself off the beaten track, NFT is a must-have resource. This edition includes a whole bunch of new listings and completely re-written text for three of Manhattan's worst tourist spots (Times Square, Union Square and South Street Seaport). But NFT doesn't waste your time by serving up five zillion options just because they're in a database: contributors have gone back to eat, drink, dance and shop their way through last year's listings to check that they're still worth knowing.